Kelly joined the Center for Creative Leadership as an Associate Coach in EMEA in 2008, and as Senior Faculty in San Diego, California in 2015. She began her working career as a Manufacturing and Supply Chain engineer at Hewlett Packard Company in San Diego, USA and Guadalajara, Mexico where she led projects based in Asia and South America.
Kelly is a specialist in applying systems thinking to organizational, team and individual leadership development. She has merged a solution focused approach with learning and development, culture change, coaching and facilitation to engage organizations to meet the wide range of situations that they face.
Prior to joining CCL, Kelly led the set up and operation of the consulting and training departments of two start-up boutique consulting firms in Barcelona, Spain. She has been on the faculty at EADA business school in Barcelona, Spain for 10 years, and has designed and delivered leadership and organizational development programs across Europe and the United States. She has worked within the tech/high tech/biotech, finance, manufacturing, consumer products, healthcare, energy, and alternative energy sectors.
Her specialization in organizational systems shows up in the chapter she co-authored in the book, “Seeing teams as Human Systems” in the 2008 publication of “Do you Work or Collaborate?” (“¿Trabajas o colaboras?) by Profit Editorial, 2011. She has spoken twice about Systems Thinking in Leadership at the IEEE International Women’s Leadership Conference in the Silicon Valley (2014 & 2015).
Kelly is a Senior Faculty member at CCL’s San Diego campus. She has been lead faculty on the design of custom micro-learning journeys as well as designing and launching CCL’s Leadership Journey for Women in Engineering in partnership with IEEE. She continues to lead the design and delivery of custom leadership development solutions for CCL’s global corporate clients as well as facilitate open enrollment programs such as Leading for Organizational Impact.
Kelly has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California and a Master’s degree in Organizational and Executive Development from EADA business school in Spain. She has been certified as a team and executive coach. An avid on-the-job global learner, she has learned and worked her way around the world. Her working languages are English, Spanish, French and Catalan.
She is a currently on the board of the Solana Beach Schools Foundation. In addition to currently supporting local needs to raise funds for STEM education in public schools, she was previously a founding board member of Museu dels Infants de Catalunya, a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the creating of a Children’s Museum in Catalunya.